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Gas Airsoft Rifle

Gas airsoft rifles are widely used by many airsofters as it is the easiest platform to modify a rifle on. Not only that but they also feature a gas blowback system, which means the bolt carrier will kick back into your shoulders with every trigger pull. It’s a feeling many real steel shooters are familiar with, the feeling of recoil from shooting a real gun. Though it may not kick as hard as a firearm, there’s still some recoil and it feels good. What defines a gas airsoft rifle is that its short, compact, selective firing modes and shooting power between an SMG and sniper rifle.

Modern rifles are used nowadays by many soldiers in warfare combat as they are very versatile and can be used in all situations, yes even sniping or CQB. It is also the best platform to create your dream gun as everything can be customized. Yes, when we say everything we really mean it. From rail, barrels, internal parts, pistol grip, receiver, buttstock, buttstock tube, and trigger! Let’s not forget all the tactical accessories we can add too which can provide some advantage in combat.

But let’s not forget, there are actually many varieties of gas airsoft rifles out there that are not just limited to M4. M4 is the most common and easiest type to obtain but there are also other gas airsoft guns such as AK’s, bulpup, Tar 21, Famas, M16A4, ACR, and many more.

Gas airsoft rifles work in a simple manner, gas is fed into the magazine with a valve that keeps it from escaping and loaded into the gun. Every trigger you pull strikes the latch inside the magazine which forces pressurized air out at the BB that’s sitting in the hop-up chamber. This will create a rolling motion of the BB inside the inner barrel which eventually makes its way out the barrel towards your target. With that being said its not very stable compared to an aeg, as the gas inside a mag is volatile depending on the environment around the user. Too cold, it may not shoot very well. Too hot, chances are the efficiency may not be very well as all the gas wants to escape due to the heat. 

So, who knows? Maybe the haters are right. Maybe you are naive to think your gas airsoft rifle could outperform an aeg (airsoft electric gun). Is it possible to modify a gas airsoft gun to perform as well as an aeg? That kind of guessing is like throwing darts blindfolded and hoping you hit the bullseye. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Fortunately, for you, there’s a way! It’s all about how you maintain and upgrade your rifle, as with most stock guns they don’t perform particularly well straight out the box. 

What to Look for in a Gas Airsoft Rifle?

When we look for a gas airsoft rifle we have to consider the costs and also how many after-market parts are there. There’s no use purchasing a gas airsoft rifle if there are limited aftermarket parts as it’ll be a challenge to fix or upgrade. You have to consider how well the mags are constructed as some mags have very poor gas efficiency which results in poor performance. Other small but notable things are like does the buttstock wobble, is it comfortable to hold or how easy is it to manipulate the fire selector. All these factors come in when you are deciding to make your first purchase of a gas airsoft rifle.

What are Some of the Best Gas Airsoft Rifles?

The GHK M4 RAS and VFC SR25 are a top choice for both amateur and expert airsofters alike, as it is fully skirmish ready with superior accuracy and gas efficiency. A metal receiver and realistic gun mag provide a simulation of a real gun, perfect for practicing tactical manipulations. This list wouldn’t be complete without the RWA B.A.D SBR, as it is a 1:1 replication of the real steel firearm offered by Battle Arms Manufacture. Fully licensed with all the markings and based on the Tokyo Marui M4 MWS system this gun handles and shoots like a dream straight out the box.

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Difference Between Electric and Gas Airsoft Rifles?

The biggest difference between electric and gas airsoft rifles is the blowback system and ability to take down the gun as the real steel counterpart. Gas-powered rifles will kick the bolt back hard, to give you the feeling of shooting a real firearm. That being said gas-powered guns are not very cost-effective mainly because you’ll always need to stock up on green gas compared to using a rechargeable battery pack. But gas-powered guns use less BB’s and forces the user to make sure every shot counts, compared to an electric gun that’s full auto with a 300 round magazine capacity. This makes the gas-powered airsoft rifle perfect for milsim games, provides training on how to take down a gun and manipulating it on the field.